Yard Design & Layout
How to Design Your Garden Like the Zodiac Sign Cancer
The Cancer garden is a haven for those who love summer, the beach, and the moon. They'll plant a variety of fruits and veggies: especially melons. Their flowers will pop with color and diversity. The Cancer garden has a moon gate, gorgeous water features, and seashell mulch to prevent weeds.
How to Design Your Garden Like a Gemini
A Gemini garden should be a place of wonder, beauty, and excitement. There should be a blast of green flora, unusual flowers bobbing in the wind, citrus fruits hanging from branches, and serpentine paths. The Gemini garden is ideal for the meditative thinker and the party host who wants to dazzle.
How to Design Your Garden Like a Taurus
Taurus gardens are truly beautiful landscapes. They mix all the charms of spring with an appreciation for beauty and romance. Taurus gardens could easily get inspiration from the Victorian Era: terracotta paths, stone features, gorgeous greenhouses, and gas lamps. Taurus = fruits, veggies, flora.
How to Decorate Your Garden Like an Aries
The Aries garden should be a blast of red. It should have a variety of plants, dazzling features, and plenty of entertaining sights for guests. You want your garden to be rich with flowers and fruits. There is also space to play yard games and experiment with an outdoor pizza oven.
Different Types of Mulch and Mulching: What's Best for You?
How much mulch is enough? Which mulch is right for your yard? How do you apply it properly? Learn the answers to these questions along with the many benefits of mulch.
Garden Tours Spark Inspiration, Relaxation, and Conversation
The next time you find yourself in a rut, take a walk and see what nature has to offer. Be inspired by what gardeners are doing to enhance our environment. Strike up a conversation. Take the knowledge you gain home with you. Create your own backyard oasis.
How to Create a Backyard Labyrinth One Step at a Time
I've included my step-by-step process of creating a backyard labyrinth near my garden beds for use as a walking meditation.
Top Tackiest Garden Ornaments You Love/Hate to See
What possesses otherwise sane and balanced people to fill their gardens with gnomes, black jockeys, and plastic flamingos? Take a look at this collection of wonderfully tasteless lawn ornaments.
How to Build Rustic Stone Planters for Your Garden
Making a beautiful garden can be very costly, but read on to find a crafty way to make your own rustic field stone planters for just a few dollars or pennies and save a fortune.
How to Upcycle an Old Ladder Into a Garden Trellis
Looking for upcycling projects or ideas for what to do with old ladders? This article will show you how to make a garden trellis from an old ladder.
5 of the Best Low-Maintenance Plants for Landscaping
Landscaping can be very simple when you choose low-maintenance plants. These beautiful plants will beautify your yard with very little effort.
6 Low-Maintenance Ground Cover Plants to Prevent Weeds
These low-maintenance ground covers grow thickly and spread quickly to choke out weeds.
Best Plants and Erosion Controls for Slopes and Hillsides
A presentation of different solutions to hillside erosion and approaches to landscaping these areas, with a focus on plants that sustain wildlife.
Home Landscaping: How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes
A how-to guide for avoiding garden problems in the future by planning in advance. Suggestions have been included to assist you in making wise choices for your landscape design.
How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall the Right Way
To build a natural dry-stone retaining wall, prepare the site: plan for good drainage, proper width-height ratio, and distance between tiers. Lay high-quality stones and use a geotextile backing to ensure the wall lasts a long time.